PKRA 2008

PKRA has published some information regarding the schedule for the 2008 World Tour, as well as the release of the new PKRA four DVD.

The latest news available show an 11 stage tour, from March to October. It is possible that some of theses dates are to be changed in the future.

Here's the preliminary schedule available at the PKRA website:

Mexico Mar-05-2008 - Mar-09-2008
France Apr-12-2008 - Apr-18-2008
Italy Jun-11-2008 - Jun-15-2008
Cabarete Jun-25-2008 - Jun-29-2008
Tarifa Jul-02-2008 - Jul-06-2008
Portugal Jul-15-2008 - Jul-20-2008
Fuerteventura Jul-19-2008 - Jul-23-2008
Fuerteventura Jul-29-2008 - Aug-02-2008
Fuerteventura Jul-29-2008 - Aug-02-2008
Germany Aug-23-2008 - Aug-31-2008
Germany Aug-23-2008 - Aug-31-2008
Canada Sep-09-2008 - Sep-13-2008
Brazil Sep-24-2008 - Sep-28-2008
Chile Sep-30-2008 - Oct-05-2008
Chile Sep-30-2008 - Oct-05-2008

 Festival de Dakhla

Organized by the Association “Mer et Désert du ”, this transcultural event will present various artists on stage to more than 30,000 people in exotic Morocco. The 2008 festival will also feature Kitesurfing, Windsurfing and Surfing events, including a 40 km downwind race organized by Philippe Bru of Defi Wind fame.

Team Naish will be well represented by Sjoukje Bredenkamp and Manu Taub for Kitesurfing and Gerald Pelleau, Pascal Tosseli and Marion Raisi for Windsurfing. They will be taking on the challenging conditions with ‘08 production gear.

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The Hawaiian Senate is to prohibit and ban kitesurfing and sailboarding athletes from approaching within 200 feet of a swimmer or surfer in the ocean.

The proposed bill refers that "kiteboards and sailboards are much heavier and faster and could cause serious injury if they were to collide with a swimmer or surfer".

North American authorities and other european countries are also discussing similar procedures in order to ensure maximum swimmer protection. Further news are to be developed in SurferToday.com. The Senate's bill is transcribed below:

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